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AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Skull found in Israel may shed light on human migration from Africa

1/28/2015

  • BBC

Clues about the migration of modern humans might be gleaned from an ancient skull found in a cave in Israel. "This is the first evidence that shows indeed there was a large wave of migrants out of Eas… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Students to collect earthquake forecasting data for NASA

1/28/2015

  • Washington Times, The

NASA is working with a group of students in Alaska to collect data for the Global Earthquake Forecasting System. The students will perform tests, collect information and share it with NASA and other s… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

How some language teachers use technology to boost learning

1/29/2015

  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Foreign language teachers in some Pennsylvania districts are using language learning technology to bolster instruction. Technology tools for language learning include the use of smartphone and compute… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

High-school students partner to interpret poetry through art

1/28/2015

  • Daily Herald (Provo, Utah), The

English and art teachers at a Utah high school have collaborated on a project that blends poetry and art. English students wrote poems in class, then partnered with art students to interpret the writi… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Ariz. middle-schoolers show appreciation for police

1/30/2015

  • Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff), The

Mount Elden Middle School students in Arizona recently attended a schoolwide assembly to show appreciation for law enforcement officers and thank them for their service. The school's MEMS Animal Socie… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Project-based learning unit focuses on business development

1/29/2015

  • Star Local Media (Plano, Texas)

Some students at a Texas middle school used various skills, including those in math and research, to develop plans for new businesses. The teams met with local business owners, designed logos and dete… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Early Paleo-Indians hunted large game with spear-throwers, study finds

1/30/2015

  • LiveScience.com

Paleo-Indians, long considered one of the first American peoples, used spear-throwers to propel their spear heads at big game, according to a study of microscopic fractures on spear points. It's long … Read More

Career Tech Update SmartBrief

News on career and technical education

Career Tech Update SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Ore. high school blends art, engineering instruction

1/30/2015

  • Corvallis Gazette-Times (Ore.)

Students build light sculptures, use computer-controlled engraving machines and complete hands-on projects at an Oregon high school that has combined art and engineering classes. The educators says th… Read More